On Monday the 25th of April we had a wonderful time at the smoothie bike event. The smoothie bike is really easy to use and the energy produced through cycling is turned into electricity for the blender which will blend the fruits into a healthy drink. Students and stuff cycled and made their own free smoothies and even though it was raining we did not let the weather ruin our fun. The SGO team proved the world that sustainability enthusiasts can have fun on any type of weather and we also had a good time trying out the other equipment provided by the Sports Center, which included hula hoops, stress balls, rowing machines and more.
In case you missed our amazing smoothie bike event you can try these easy smoothie recipes at home:
Elderflower Cordial– to make this delicious drink for you and your friends you will need 30 elderflower heads, 3 pints of hot water, 900 grams of sugar, 50 grams of citric acid, 2 unwaxed, sliced oranges and 3 unwaxed, sliced lemons. You will also need a large mixing ball in which you will put the sugar and boiling water and stir until the sugar has dissolved, let it cool down and add the elderflowers, lemons and oranges and leave it in the fridge for 24 hours. Makes around 26 drinks.
(recipe source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/elderflowercordial_6465)
Summer fruit and banana smoothie– to make this recipe you will need 125 ml apple/orange juice, 1 cup of frozen/fresh summer fruits and 1/3 banana. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend everything until it becomes smooth and ready to drink. Makes 1 drink.
Coconut and mango smoothie– for this one, use 200 milliliters of coconut milk, 4 tablespoons of coconut yogurt, 1 banana and 120 grams of frozen mango pieces.Blend everything and enjoy! Makes 2 drinks.
(recipe source: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2991681/creamy-mango-and-coconut-smoothie)
Blend it all and there you go! Your perfect smoothie recipes. Keep in mind that you can mix almost any frozen or fresh fruits with ice and/or milk (cow, goats, almond, hazelnut, soy or coconut milk) and obtain the smoothie of your dreams so play around with your favourite ingredients and tell us your favourite smoothie recipe. Keep us up to date with what smoothies you tried by sharing pictures of your healthy drinks on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram under the hashtag #cccusustainability .